Odyssey Technical Solutions Names Leif Skaar to Senior Engineering Manager Role

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Leif Brings 20+ Years of Engineering and Product Development Experience to Odyssey

Leif brings a wide range of experience in product development, team management and a successful history of innovation.

Odyssey Technical Solutions today announced that Leif Skaar will assume the role of Senior Engineering Manager within their organization. His high level responsibilities will include directing the engineering group as they develop new repair capabilities, further enhance processes and test procedures, as well as address industry and individual customer demand for increased MTBF.

Odyssey President Jim Plourde said “we are pleased to bring Leif on board to lead our engineering group at a time when our customers want us to do all their repairs in response to OEM high pricing, as well as constant requests for unwanted expensive upgrades. Leif brings a wide range of experience in product development, team management and a successful history of innovation.”

Leif served as Senior Engineering Manager/ RF at Advanced Energy and led development of RF generators and matching networks, directing a 30 member technical team. As the developer of 10 patents he has extensive experience in RF and DC power, as well as data storage and medical devices. As the Director of Product Development Engineering at Quantum, he led the design efforts for magnetic media for SDLT and LTO products, as well as equipment and tooling licensing logistics. Leif is a graduate of Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo and is Six Sigma certified.

Eric Nail, Odyssey VP explained “every customer we have mentioned that Leif is joining us to has been positive and all are looking forward to working with him again to solve problems together. His engineering leadership internally is going to be an asset to Odyssey as we move forward.”

The 20+ years of wide ranging experience that Leif brings to Odyssey as Senior Engineering Manager will benefit both their engineering group and future capabilities to provide customer solutions.

About Odyssey Technical Solutions
Odyssey Technical Solutions' technology center is a 22,000+ square foot state of the art facility, located in Round Rock, Texas. Our engineering staff consists of highly skilled professionals working in a meticulously maintained facility. We specialize in RF Generators, Automatch Networks, DC Power Supplies, and Microwave Generators/ Power Supplies, as well as Remote Plasma Sources. Our reputation for quick turnaround time and customer satisfaction has provided us the opportunity to become involved with an array of different processes and equipment within semiconductor, thin film solar, glass, flat panel display, medical and industrial coating applications. The Odyssey team is engaged, motivated, customer focused, and current with the latest advancements in process and equipment engineering. Come experience the legendary service and proven processes that enable Odyssey to fulfill your expectations every time. Our services include repair, refurbishment, core exchanges, process and equipment engineering, and equipment sales. ISO 9001:2008 & ANSI/ESD S20.20 certified

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